The real work of intentional collaboration
ENABLE is a coalition of state high schools in Logan and the Scenic Rim providing strategic opportunities for improved educational outcomes. This is a unique event where the best practice from each of 12 participating schools will be showcased. The focus of the conference is to provide excellent professional development opportunities to educational practitioners that work in an area that boasts such a vibrant and varied range of learners. Overarching our work is the Education Queensland focus of intentional collaboration, where we believe you will see, in action, our response to growing deep and sustainable learning partnerships as we provide our students with a life of ‘choice over chance’.
Register your attendance
You can catch the bus from a variety of locations to the Nathan campus. Visit Translink to plan your trip. Our free shuttle bus service between the Mt Gravatt and Nathan campuses departs the Circuit outside the Bray Centre at Nathan and from the bus stop behind the Auditorium at Mt Gravatt.
There are a number of train stations surrounding Nathan campus and bus routes to the university that link with these stations. The closest train station to Nathan and Mt Gravatt campus is Salisbury, which is west of both campuses and about 12 minutes by bus. Visit Translink to plan your trip.
On-campus visitor parking is available with a parking permit. A limited amount of visitor parking permits have been allocated to your school. This information will be sent out closer to the date. Please contact your school for further information about the parking permits. If you do not receive a parking permit, casual parking is available for $6 from our parking meters
Li Cunxin AO
Director of the Queensland Ballet and 2019 recipient of the Order of Australia.
Li is one of the most powerful speakers of our generation.
Jessica Briggs is especially passionate about creating positive change and transformative growth through meaningful programs and roles in the school that engage and empower at risk and vulnerable youth. She currently teaches at Park Ridge SHS where she draws from her extensive experience as a primary and secondary Dance and Drama teacher. Graduating from QUT with BCI-Dance/Drama B.Ed Hons (Secondary), Jessica is known for transforming culture through the Performing Arts by engaging with the local community to invest and support school programs, creating a compelling identity and sense of belonging in her classroom, as well as through her co-curricular Dance Troupe Program. Jessica’s innovative mindset has led to the development and implementation of a dance program at Wacol Youth Detention Centre, and brought the Performing Arts to Child Rescue Homes in Cambodia - which has helped restore joy and stability in these children’s lives. Jessica believes in developing capability for both staff and schools to embed the Arts. She has developed and implemented sustainable cross-arts and cross-subject curriculum resources, teaching primary educators the skills they need to succeed in the 21 st century classroom. Her work as co-project officer for Ausdance Educators Queensland exemplifies her determination to continue to upskill and inspire teachers in the development of programs, conferences and presentations.
Marney Brown is a Professional Educator who has demonstrated exceptional teaching competence in her career as a Secondary Education Teacher. Marney is the Lead Mentor at Loganlea State High School. She is passionate about supporting beginner teachers in their early career. Marney leads a staff culture in which senior teachers and leaders provide the support and guidance that allow beginning teachers to flourish. She has established the Mentoring Early Career Teachers Program from the ground up that is widely recognised as a World class program and a model of best practice. The program is based around the fundamentals she believes are required for a successful transition into this great profession: Time – Provide teachers with the time to reflect, the time to develop; Resources – Provide high quality internal and external professional development; and Support – A supportive leadership team, supportive mentors and supportive peers.
Marney is also an advocate for nature-based learning across all curriculum areas. She bases this on extensive research about the benefits of spending time in natural outdoor settings for learning, engagement and well-being as well as improving engagement in classroom learning environments. Marney attended Griffith University where she completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education (Health and Physical Education and SOSE – Geography) with Honours.
Arthur Cowell has been teaching for 11 years and is currently the Dean of Students Seniors for Browns Plains SHS. Originating from England, Arthur completed a BAhns (Bachelor of Arts with honours) in Sport and Recreation development at Leeds Metropolitan University during 2004- 2007. He obtained his PGCE (M) (Post Graduate Certificate of Education with Masters) Physical Education in 2009 from Durham University. Arthur was appointed HoD HPE at Consett Academy in 2013. While in that role he worked collaboratively with the Youth Sports Trust to increase access to sport, leadership and coaching opportunities across County Durham Schools. In 2015 Arthur was part of the County Durham Working Party which looked at raising attainment and improving teaching and learning practices across HPE in the partner schools. Arthur also acted as an Initial Teacher Training Mentor for Shotton College providing PD and in school placements for HPE Students in conjunction with his role at Consett Academy. Arthur moved to Australia in October 2017 and has continued his professional learning by moving into the Dean of Students role at BPSHS and exploring the interrelationships between student wellbeing, teaching and learning and attainment.
Dr. Donna Harvey is a Deputy Principal at Beenleigh State High School. She has worked extensively in education in both the university and secondary schooling sector. Donna has a Bachelor of Arts from Griffith University, a Graduate Diploma in Education from University of Queensland, a Masters of Social Planning and Development from University of Queensland and a PhD from Queensland University of Technology. Donna has worked closely with University of Melbourne for the past three years focusing on a Reading Project which assisted Beenleigh State High achieving the 7th most improved school on NAPLAN results in 2019. She is currently working on the Assessing Complex Competencies Project with University of Melbourne, enabling students to exit their secondary education with a digital micro-credential in 21st Century skills. Based on her knowledge of the education system, Donna is currently conducting post-doctoral research in education leadership.